Burngreave Messenger.
Issue 42 July 2004

Attempted murder

by Andrew Green

An 18-year old man was shot three times with a shotgun on Earl Marshall Drive at about 11.45pm on 27th April. He received injuries to his lower abdomen and back, and the police are treating the crime as attempted murder.

A second shooting followed, assumed to be in response to the first. Police have made some arrests, but not charged anyone so far. They believe the crimes to be part of a turf war between rival drug dealers. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Attercliffe CID on 296 4364.

Another shooting on Earsham Street on 27th March is thought to be unrelated to the Earl Marshall Drive incident. The victim is in danger of losing his arm.

These shootings, the first for some months, and complaints the Messenger has received of young people’s anti-social behaviour [see letters], have led us to investigate further.

On the Wensley Estate in Firvale, police are using contraversial new powers granted under David Blunkett’s Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003. In Burngreave the new Anti-social Behaviour Team have been kept busy, but plans for increased provision for young people have been delayed. This month the Messenger brings you updates on all these issues and a report from our streets in our feature 'What future for young people?'. See:

Streets of Burngreave – safe and quiet?

Ghost Town

Behaviour team kept busy

What future for young people?

Futures respond


back. top. next.
Index for Issue 39 March 2004.